A thread for when the sisters play doubles together.
I doubt is about the Olympics, in Prague Open Karolina mentioned again she's not interested at the moment to go to the Olympics so... and Kristyna mentioned during Tashkent that they're enjoying spending time together again, seems like Kris had some rough time leading with "sibling pressure" so maybe is their way to make up, I only know Kaja looks more relaxed while playing with Tynka so hopefully is true they will play more next year.It's amazing how instantly good the twins have been since they started playing doubles together again. Obviously you'd expect synergy given that they're twins, but it's still really impressive especially given that neither have played a lot of doubles in recent years and they've yet to lose before the semis of a tournament. It makes you wonder what they could achieve if they gave doubles the same attention they give singles.
I'm still curious why this has randomly happened (are they hoping to play together at the Olympics?), but I hope it does some good for them in singles too, especially Kristyna who could gain some confidence from this.
That was a truly superb match! Four real power players, with each demonstrating that they can manage the deft and gentle stuff as well. There were probably a couple of nominations for doubles point of the year, but the jewel in the crown was in the second set - 4-2, 15-0, with Karolina serving. Utterly outstanding gets by everyone, with a terrific finish. Hopefully someone can put it on here.Beijing SF:
6-4 4-6 [6-10] loss to Ostapenko/Yastremska
And that was a pretty awful double fault, too!...Pliskovas were outplayed today big time, only had one break point which ended up being also a set point and Ostapenko hit one of her infamous mandatory double faults to gift twins a set but they would get no more today.
No breaks of serve in the first set until the end. Kristyna served consecutive aces on the way to holding for 2-1, and had to save break points to get to 4-3. Shvedova and Karolina both held to love for 5-4 but Rybakina, who had won her last eight service points, had a nightmare game, winning just one point and blasting her last forehand over the baseline.Dubai Round 1:
6-4 6-2 over Rybakina/Shvedova
You must be kidding. I like Rybakina, and she started off well enough, but she was rubbish after her love hold for 3-3 in the first set. She never held serve again, and that was on her own racquet through double faults and unforced errors. Shvedova played the shot of the match, a fabulous backhand winner down the line in her own first service game, and it was she who engineered the break of Karolina's serve at the end with a couple of lovely volleys.
They didn't play the best but Rybakina was almost playing alone so, a win is a win, Kaja and Kris had a lot of fun it seems so maybe this will help them in their singles matches.